28 August 2012, Sweetcrude, KADUNA — FORMER military head of state and presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, in the last general polls, Gen. Mohammadu Buhari (rtd) said Monday that the government, since the administration of Gen Ibrahim Babangida till date was responsible for the “high level of corruption and destruction” in the petroleum industry.
He added that lack of sincerity on the part of Nigerian leaders was responsible for the security problems confronting the nation.
The former military ruler said these while receiving leaders and members of CPC who paid him a visit ahead of the forthcoming local government election in Katsina State.
According to him, corruption came into the petroleum sector during the era of the Babangida, Obasanjo and the present administration of Goodluck Jonathan because they had the mind of cheating the masses.
Said Buhari: “for Nigeria to move forward and realise its quest for development, its people must come out with trusted leaders to steer the affairs of the nation. There is no country in the world, where impunity thrives like Nigeria.
“The biggest challenge for Nigeria is for adequate security to be in place and fashion out ways in which we can protect the wealth of this country and provide job opportunities for the youths, so that we can build more industries as it was before.
“Inability of these industries to work has brought mistrust and corruption to Nigeria. Therefore, our leaders have to be sincere and lead with the fear of God and carry all along for Nigeria to be a better place”.